Sept. 29, 1997
Golden Bears Travel To Aggie Invitational
BEARS TRAVEL TO DAVIS: The California men's and women's cross country teams travel to their fourth competition of the season, competing in the Aggie Invitational at the Davis Recreation Center on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Cal women are coming off a fifth place finish at the Stanford Invitational, while the men placed seventh at Stanford.
HEAD COACH: Cal head coach Tony Sandoval is in his sixth season at the helm of the combined men's and women's cross country program, after heading up the Bears women's program since 1982. He is assisted for the second consecutive season by Richie Boulet, a six-time track and cross country All-American at Cal, and Magdalena Lewy, a former Bear cross country runner and All-American trackster.
NEVADA INVITATIONAL (9/6): The Bears finished second to defending NCAA Champion Stanford in both the men's and women's competition at the Nevada Invitational. On the women's side, Cal was led by junior Elissa Riedy's third place finish (18:49), followed by Lori Riedy (5th, 19:40), Genevieve DeBose (8th, 20:01), Tiffany Hansen (10th, 20:11), Oasii Lucero (15th, 20:26), Amber Pierce (19th, 20:57), Ally Lombardi (20th, 21:06). For the Golden Bear men, sophomore Peter Gilmore claimed fourth place (21:23), followed by Chris Maier (8th, 21:50), Mike Blair (9th, 21:59), Peter Egerton (11th, 22:09), Simon Mudd (12th, 22:18), Nick Rattray (13th, 22:30), and Chuck Gatchell (18th, 23:31).
FRESNO INVITATIONAL (9/20): The Cal women took third place at the Fresno Invitational, while the Cal men's "B" team claimed fifth place. The team champion in both men's and women's races was BYU; the BYU women finished third at last year's NCAA Championship. Junior Elissa Riedy finished in second place (17:40), but was the top collegiate finisher. She was followed by Genevieve DeBose (11th, 18:32), Ally Lombardi (21st, 19:24), Tiffany Hansen (29th, 19:37), Oasii Lucero (30th, 19:43), Amanda Tomei (31st, 19:43) and Logan Hiroshima (40th, 20:17). For the Cal men, Bill McMorran was the top finisher (17th, 26:46), followed by Steve Immel (24th, 27:12), Chuck Gatchell (29th, 27:23), Brendan Kelly (35th, 27:53), Ross Conklin (37th, 28:05), and John Collin (39th, 28:17).
STANFORD INVITATIONAL (9/27): The Cal women took fifth place at the Stanford Invitational, while the Cal men placed seventh. The team champion in both men's and women's competition was defending NCAA Champion Stanford. For the Golden Bear women, junior Elissa Riedy finished 8th (17:31), followed by Lori Riedy (34th, 18:35), Genevieve DeBose (41st, 18:41), Tiffany Hansen (65th, 19:09), Oasii Lucero (78th, 19:19), Amanda Tomei (101st, 19:42), and Amber Pierce (114th, 20:00). On the men's side, sophomore Peter Gilmore finished 7th (24:58), followed by Chris Maier (48th, 26:20), Simon Mudd (50th, 26:21), Peter Egerton (56th, 26:28), Steve Hansen (64th, 26:35), Bill McMorran (72nd, 26:49) and Nick Rattray (89th, 27:11).